Midwest Energy News

Ohio group pushes local clean energy action as state, federal efforts lag

EFFICIENCY: Proposed legislation in Iowa would require landlords to disclose typical utility costs to potential renters, which advocates say could help spur energy efficiency investments. (Energy News Network)

CLEAN ENERGY: A new Ohio group pushes local governments to take action on renewable energy, efficiency and electric vehicles after feeling stymied by state and federal lawmakers. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Madison, Wisconsin, considers an ordinance that would make it easier for facilities to install EV charging stations. (Wisconsin State Journal)

POLLUTION: Nearly half of all U.S. air pollution-related deaths are linked to cross-state sources, the largest source of which are fossil fuel plants. (InsideClimate News)

PIPELINES: Tribes opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline say a South Dakota bill that restores criminal penalties for urging riots would silence peaceful protesters. (Associated Press)

CLIMATE: The Association of Big Ten Students, which represents more than 500,000 students, passes a resolution calling on their schools to divest from coal, oil and gas companies. (Minnesota Daily)

SOLAR:
• An Ohio nonprofit looks to finance solar projects for churches and other nonprofits. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
• Local officials approve decommissioning plans for two proposed commercial solar projects in northeastern Illinois. (Kankakee Daily Journal)
• A central Nebraska county adopts regulations for small- and large-scale solar projects. (Kearney Hub)
• Officials in Ann Arbor, Michigan, release concepts for a net zero carbon emission fire station with a roof covered in solar panels. (MLive)

UTILITIES: Activists gather outside of DTE Energy’s headquarters in Detroit to protest the utility’s long-term energy plan. (FOX2)

STORAGE: Wisconsin generator manufacturer Generac signs a partnership with Sunnova to sell solar-plus-storage systems. (Milwaukee Business Journal)

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OIL & GAS: A North Dakota agency seeks to collect millions of dollars in unpaid natural gas royalties from companies following a state Supreme Court ruling last year. (Bismarck Tribune)

COMMENTARY: The head of the American Wind Energy Association says a Missouri bill to block the Grain Belt Express transmission project would cost the state jobs and access to cheap clean energy. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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